The hardest part of moving away from home is feeling forgotten. I thought when I was getting my start in broadcast journalism nearly 2,000 miles away from home three years ago, I was going to keep every friend I had ever made up to that point and they would all be on the sidelines cheering… Continue reading Mastering the Art of Losing Friends
If there’s one thing depression taught me, it’s how huge human emotions can become. Depression can ignite a fire that brings you to the edge of the world time and time again. It’s a disease and people die from it every day. But I’m one of the lucky ones. I battled severe depression for seven… Continue reading How Depression Saved My Life
I suck at packing. For someone who is usually so organized at everything else in life, I sure do have a delicate way of shoving all my s**t into boxes with zero organizational skills. The idea of unpacking it all gives me anxiety–but I don’t have to deal with that part for another week or… Continue reading Packing Like A Pro And How I Am So Far From Doing It Right
“What drives you on?” The sexiest professional question you can ask… Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I’m Jamie Perez. At 24 years old, I am at that point in my life where I am too old for my party pants, but too young to settle. I am starting to… Continue reading Grit Like You Mean It
I started this tradition of mine two years ago: To keep a mason jar and fill it with post it notes throughout the year of notable and memorable things that made me happy. Here’s a video of my 2017 Happy Jar Reveal and some positive words of encouragement at the end: Have a safe… Continue reading Happy Jar Reveal: Highlights from 2017
Because 2016 was not our best year…
The ultimate lie we all tell ourselves: “If I just had ‘X’, I’d be happy.”
Might have saved me a lot of hardships. But now I know better.
The cultural implications of how we should be living our lives is depressing.
“Literary art can improve social abilities… can move us emotionally, and can prompt changes of selfhood.”